Alexander described Sunderland College as stimulating, enjoyable and a great opportunity. While studying at the College, he raised money for Macmillan and volunteered in the local community. He went on to achieve a Medicine degree at Newcastle University, as well as gaining a Masters in research. He now works as a Junior Doctor in Newcastle.

He said:
“I joined Sunderland College to gain opportunities for independent learning and to be treated as an adult; both of these hopes were fulfilled by the College.

What I liked best about Sunderland College was the great teaching. I felt the great staff really pushed me to do well. The real interest in each subject from the teachers was very encouraging and allowed us to succeed.”

Alexander is now a junior doctor at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

98% of our students progress to a positive destination

*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.